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Lee, J. (2014). Dreams of modernity – the rise of the market hall. Fortid, 11(2), 76-81
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2014 (English)In: Fortid, ISSN 1504-1913, E-ISSN 1891-1668, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 76-81Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with the attempt to create a full-scale market hall system in Stockholm 1865–1929. The initial ambition was to instill the much-admired international models, but the Swedish development followed its own path. The main problem for the municipal authorities was to secure a safe and sufficient food supply for the inhabitants of the rapidly growing city. A modern, rational food supply was seen as emblematic of a modern, rational city – which was something the provincial yet ambitious capital aspired to be. However, the ways to achieve a rational food trade worthy of a modern city were reinterpreted and reevaluated over the sixty-year period examined. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie ved Universitetet i Oslo, 2014
National Category
History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240570 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Lee, J. (2014). Imagining the ideal kitchen as a machine-age room. In: : . Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Urban History: Cities in Europe, Cities in the World, Lissabon 3-6 september 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Imagining the ideal kitchen as a machine-age room
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to explore the changing materialities, ideas, and practices of the kitchen as a hub for distribution, rationalization and consumption, where science, economics, and culture interact in intricate ways. This paper investigates how home economists and architects collaborated in creating new rational kitchens that would render housework more efficient. It also considers how their efforts were discussed in ladies journals in order to grasp how this was presented to the consumer.

 

The case at hand will be Sweden, which during the 19th century was a country undergoing rapid modernization and urbanization. More specifically, this paper will use Stockholm as a case, since it was the biggest city and most subject to private and public interventions. Whereas the home had previously been considered a private responsibility, the lack of adequate housing now hampered the urban development. This lead to demands for more public intervention to create a well-functioning urban infrastructure, and new scientific knowledge on hygiene as well as engineering also meant that the housing issue came to the forefront.

 

The kitchen is particularly interesting since so many novel technologies and facilities were introduced here. In a sense, it can be defined as a hub for consumption. Here, the household materializes financial resources through food consumption, and through artifacts such as the stove, pantry, furniture and fixtures. The kitchen is also a place where ideas and ideals of ​​what everyday life should entail are manifested. It thus serves as a lens through which we can discern the contemporary discourse on how the ideal society should be constructed. 

National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240572 (URN)
Conference
12th International Conference on Urban History: Cities in Europe, Cities in the World, Lissabon 3-6 september 2014
Projects
Lokal mat
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, W2010-0194:1
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-01-08
Lee, J. (2014). Sowing Vegetables and Reaping Morality – Ideals on the Benefits of Kitchen Gardening. In: : . Paper presented at European Social Science History conference, Wien 23-26 april 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sowing Vegetables and Reaping Morality – Ideals on the Benefits of Kitchen Gardening
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The history of the kitchen garden and its relation to the kitchen itself, the provisioning of food in urban settings, is the topic of this paper. The aim is to trace out how the home production of fruits and vegetables relate to the larger system of production, distribution and consumption of fresh produce. The paper thus seeks to answer how the need for domestic food production was affected by commercial production of fresh produce, by new means of distribution and retailing with extending supply zones as well as by the development of the kitchen technology such as refrigeration and deep freezing. These fundamental changes of the food system, had consequences for the ideals of the kitchen garden. In the decades around the turn of the century 1900, kitchen gardens and allotment gardens were seen as a solution not only to the times of dearth, but also to the moral hazards of urban living.

 

By growing his own garden, the worker was supposed to derive nourishment for both soul and body. Growing vegetables was also a respectable endeavour for the middle and upper classes: the garden cities allowing them to plant kitchen gardens of various size and ambition. Growing vegetables became anathema to modern, rational life. When pursued, it was more as a pastime. Gardening went from necessity to pleasure, from survival to gastronomic delight. However, recent revival of interest in growing your own food also says something about the qualms engendered by the modern food system. Here the morality of home food production again stands out. 

National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240573 (URN)
Conference
European Social Science History conference, Wien 23-26 april 2014
Projects
Lokal mat
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, W2010-0194:1
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-01-08
Lee, J. (2014). Urban Meat Geographies in Stockholm. In: : . Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Urban History: Cities in Europe, Cities in the World, Lissabon 3-6 september 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urban Meat Geographies in Stockholm
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper will look at the history and geography of the meat trade in Stockholm and how it was transformed between 1846 and 1936. In 1864 previous regulations of the meat trade were abolished and the number of private slaughterhouses multiplied exponentially. At the same time, the city itself rapidly expanded. Over the decades, issues of food control and hygiene provoked discussions on how the meat trade was to be organized to best fulfil the needs of the capital. Private and public solutions were pitted against one another, as were control and economy. After long and heated debates a law of compulsory meat control was passed in 1897. Fifteen years later the city inaugurated its first public abattoir at the outskirts of the city, and private slaughterhouses were made illegal. The wholesale meat trade, however, continued to be scattered over several different places around town. In 1936, a wholesale market for meat was opened next to the abattoir, which, by the standards of the time, was considered a large-scale and highly rational facility. This again altered the food geography of the city and it mirrors other changes as well. How the means of transport had evolved. How urban sensibilities to animal presence in the city had changed. How the nature of the food supply chains themselves had transformed with the urban foodshed extending far beyond what had hitherto been possible.

National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240571 (URN)
Conference
12th International Conference on Urban History: Cities in Europe, Cities in the World, Lissabon 3-6 september 2014
Projects
Lokal mat
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, W2010-0194:1
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-01-08
Lee, J. (2013). Local food in an era of large-scale retailing. In: : . Paper presented at Foodscapes: Access to Food – Excess of Food.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local food in an era of large-scale retailing
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215628 (URN)
Conference
Foodscapes: Access to Food – Excess of Food
Available from: 2014-01-15 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2014-01-15
Lee, J. & Torell, U. (2013). Promoting packaging and selling self-service: The rapid modernization of the Swedish food retail trade. In: Derek Oddy & Alain Drouard (Ed.), The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.: . Farnham: Ashgate
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Promoting packaging and selling self-service: The rapid modernization of the Swedish food retail trade
2013 (English)In: The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. / [ed] Derek Oddy & Alain Drouard, Farnham: Ashgate, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham: Ashgate, 2013
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215623 (URN)9781409454397 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-15 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2014-01-15
Lee, J. (2011). Delivering Food Satisfaction?: The Case of Stockholm Market Halls. Revue d'histoire Nordique (12), 69-90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Delivering Food Satisfaction?: The Case of Stockholm Market Halls
2011 (English)In: Revue d'histoire Nordique, ISSN 1778-9605, no 12, p. 69-90Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163715 (URN)
Available from: 2012-01-19 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Lee, J. & Torell, U. (2011). The Silent Revolution: How packaging transformed the consumption landscapes and self- service triumphed in Sweden. Paper presented at The XII ICREFH Symposium on the History of the European Food Industry in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century, Bologna, September 13-16, 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Silent Revolution: How packaging transformed the consumption landscapes and self- service triumphed in Sweden
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
History Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163717 (URN)
Conference
The XII ICREFH Symposium on the History of the European Food Industry in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century, Bologna, September 13-16, 2011
Available from: 2012-01-19 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2012-05-08Bibliographically approved
Lee, J. (2011). Torg och saluhallar: drömmar om en modern stad. In: Bo Larsson och Birgitta Svensson (Ed.), Andra Stockholm: liv, plats och identitet i storstaden (pp. 179-201). Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Torg och saluhallar: drömmar om en modern stad
2011 (Swedish)In: Andra Stockholm: liv, plats och identitet i storstaden / [ed] Bo Larsson och Birgitta Svensson, Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag, 2011, p. 179-201Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag, 2011
Series
Monografier utgivna av Stockholms stad, ISSN 0282-5899 ; 217
National Category
History Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163716 (URN)978-91-7031-235-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-01-19 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2012-04-03Bibliographically approved
Lee, J. (Ed.). (2010). Kunskapens nya världar: Mötet mellan pedagogik och teknik vid Uppsala Learning Lab. Uppsala: Uppsala Learning Lab, Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kunskapens nya världar: Mötet mellan pedagogik och teknik vid Uppsala Learning Lab
2010 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala Learning Lab, Uppsala universitet, 2010. p. 297
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Sociology of Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-145263 (URN)978-91-506-2189-1 (ISBN)
Projects
UU:ITEpub
Available from: 2011-02-09 Created: 2011-02-08 Last updated: 2016-02-11Bibliographically approved
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